‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Passes ‘The Dark Knight’ on All-Time Domestic Box Office Chart

     December 29, 2015


Star Wars: The Force Awakens continues to decimate box-office records even though it’s only enjoyed less than two weeks in theaters. Having already passed a number of big box offices held by massive franchise properties in Harry Potter, Pirates of the Caribbean, Christopher Nolan’s Batman, and even earlier iterations in the Star Wars series, it looks to be an unstoppable moneymaking force for weeks to come.

As Disney reported earlier today, on a domestic front, Star Wars: The Force Awakens is already the #2 movie of the year and the #5 movie all-time, passing The Dark Knight for that coveted top-five spot with $571.4 million. On an international scale at $589.7 million, Star Wars: The Force Awakens is the #6 movie of 2015, and globally, it’s the #4 movie of the year and the #10 movie of all-time, passing Universal’s Minions on both lists with $1.16 billion.


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Additionally, according to THRStar Wars: The Force Awakens has also set an IMAX box-office record, climbing past the $100 million mark in only 12 days. It took Universal’s Jurassic World 18 days to achieve this feat, buoyed by a day-and-date release in China. Star Wars: The Force Awakens will debut in China on January 9th, so we can fully expect a new ballooning box office once the film expands into theaters there.

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